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Direct flights between SI and Gulf from June 1

National carrier Indian, will introduce direct flights between South India and Gulf countries, with effect from June 1, 2006

india Updated: May 24, 2006 17:39 IST

National carrier Indian, formerly Indian Airlines, will introduce direct flights between South India and Gulf countries, with effect from June 1, 2006.

Indian will be operating a direct flight between Chennai to Dubai daily, an official release said on Wednesday.

The flight IC 905 will be leaving Chennai at 2000 hours and arrive at Dubai at 2230 hours (Local time). The flight IC 906 will leave Dubai at 1345 hours (local time) and arrive at Chennai at 1900 hours, it said.

On the Kozhikode-Dubai sector, Indian will operate a daily flight, instead of twice-a-week schedule. The flight IC 538 will leave Kozhikode at 1015 hours and arrive at Dubai at 1245 hours (local time) while IC 537 will leave Dubai at 0200 hours (local time) and reach Kozhikode at 0700 hours.

The release said the airline would provide a new link on every Wednesday between Thiruvananthapuram and Kuwait. The flight IC 589 will leave Thiruvananthapuram at 1345 hours and arrive at Kuwait, via Sharjah at 1805 (local time) while IC 590 will leave Kuwait every Thursday at 0500 hours (local time and arrive at Thiruvananthapuram, via Sharjah at 1000 hours.

Also the frequency of the airlines between Thiruvananthapuram and Sharjah has been increased from four flights a week to six per week, the release said.